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Just as predatory animals follow a similar general
by Robert Shea

Just as predatory animals follow a similar general
design and behave in similar ways,
so organizations, especially those in competition with one another,
must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail.
- Robert Shea

The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent,
like the ability to play chess, paint pictures,
do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
- Robert Shea

It often happens that when a person possesses a particular
ability to an extraordinary degree,
nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent
in every other department.
- Robert Shea

Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn't
learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs,
they'd all have ended up being eaten by leopards.
- Robert Shea

 

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

Because the better an organization is at fulfilling its purpose,
the more it attracts people who see the organization
as an opportunity to advance themselves.
- Robert Shea

But instead I usually say that, though it may surprise them,
I too believe in the necessity of organization.
- Robert Shea

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A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational
and class inequality and conflict.
- Robert Shea

Every combination of two or more human beings has both
a useful aspect and a political aspect.
- Robert Shea

To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to
violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out -
or worse.
- Robert Shea

Individuals, too, who cultivate a variety of skills seem brighter,
more energetic and more adaptable than those who know
how to do one thing only.
- Robert Shea

You are attached to what you attack.
- Robert Shea

Ultimately we may still ask, why can't humans design a perfect society?
- Robert Shea

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming
cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular,
frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.
- Robert Shea

Military organization, like religious organization,
can be seen as a paradigm of organization in general.
- Robert Shea

The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by
the hierarchical orthodox Christians.
- Robert Shea

Even while we busily attend meetings,
contribute money and perform our assigned tasks,
we suspect that we may be helping to create a force
that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
- Robert Shea

Of all human inventions the organization,
a machine constructed of people performing interdependent functions,
is the most powerful.
- Robert Shea

Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
- Robert Shea

It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer
industry's decline in vision,
idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes
more and more important and prosperous.
- Robert Shea

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations,
from the state down to the village garden club,
end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action.
- Robert Shea

As such people achieve influence within the organization,
whenever there is a conflict between their own interest
and the interest of the organization,
their interests will win out.
- Robert Shea

But the more an organization succeeds and prospers,
the more it is likely to be diverted from its original ideals,
principles and purposes.
- Robert Shea

That the more authoritarian organizations survive and
prevail goes generally unnoticed because people focus
on the objectives of organizations,
which are many and varied, rather than on their structures,
which lend to be similar.
- Robert Shea

Indeed, one of the most successful and influential
religious organizations in history,
the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along
military lines by its founder,
Ignatius Loyola.
- Robert Shea

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations
from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious
when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or
the offices of a small magazine publisher.
- Robert Shea

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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